Daily Archives: 16 February, 2017

9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – 16 February 9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – 16 February

Front Page / NATIONAL [1]. ISRO launches 104 satellites in one go, creates history [2]. Constitution Bench to hear Delhi-Centre spat [3]. Clouds over Maharashtra will have a silver iodide lining  [4]. Can’t advance Rafale deliveries Editorial/OPINION [1]. The devil is in the fine print [2]. ISRO sets the bar high [3]. The foul airRead Full Article

Daily Quiz : UPSC Prelims Marathon – February 16 Daily Quiz : UPSC Prelims Marathon – February 16

 

Daily Editorial – Municipal Bonds in India Daily Editorial – Municipal Bonds in India

Municipal Bonds in India Click here to Download Daily Editorial PDF (16 Feb. 2017) Context The City of Pune is getting ready to launch the biggest Indian municipal bond issueto raise Rs. 2300 crore which is more than all the other cities cumulatively collected over the past two decades. In this context let us getRead Full Article

ECONOMIC SURVEY 2016-17 Summary – Chapter 2 : The Economic Vision for Precocious, Cleavaged India ECONOMIC SURVEY 2016-17 Summary – Chapter 2 : The Economic Vision for Precocious, Cleavaged India

Download Economic Survey 2016-17 Summary Here Following is the Summary of ECONOMIC SURVEY 2016-17 – Chapter 2 : The Economic Vision for Precocious, Cleavaged India: Overview Since 1980, we have escaped from the so called “The Hindu rate of growth”, and   India’s growth performance has been robust, especially for a democracy.  Yet, there are seriousRead Full Article

Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – December 30

1.“Gross Enrollment ratio among tribal students in the primary school level has declined from 113.2 in 2013-14 to 109.4 in 2015-16.” Cite reasons for the same. (GS 1) प्राथमिक विद्यालय स्तर में आदिवासी छात्रों के बीच सकल नामांकन अनुपात वर्ष 2013-14 में 113.2 से 2015-16 तक घट गया है। कारण बताएं। Suggested Answer: Education of childrenRead Full Article

Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – December 22

1.East coast of India is highly vulnerable to cyclones. Discuss the causes and suggest suitable measures of mitigation. भारत का पूर्वी तट चक्रवात से अत्यधिक संवेदनशील है। इसके कारणों पर चर्चा करें और शमन का उपयुक्त उपाय सुझाएँ। Suggested Answer: The cyclones that occur between Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn are known as Tropical Cyclones.Read Full Article

Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – December 21

1.“Government’s proposal to have a permanent tribunal for water disputes that will subsume existing tribunals is expected to provide for speedier adjudication. But whether this will resolve the problem of protracted proceedings is doubtful”.Discuss. (GS 2) Suggested Answer: In India, disputes over sharing of river water between the riparian states are adjudicated under Inter state RiverRead Full Article

Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – February 15

1.How can India strengthen its intellectual property rights infrastructure without being influenced by US? Examine. (GS 3) भारत कैसे अमेरिका से प्रभावित हुए बिना अपने बौद्धिक संपदा अधिकारों के बुनियादी ढांचे को मजबूत कर सकता है? जांच करें। Suggested Answer: A robust IPR regime provides protection to industrial patents, trademarks, and industrial innovations. It promotes competition thisRead Full Article

Must Read News Articles – February 16 Must Read News Articles – February 16

The Hindu Front Page / NATIONAL ISRO launches 104 satellites in one go, creates history: These include the country’s earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 series. Constitution Bench to hear Delhi-Centre spat: A two-judge Bench of the Supreme Court referred to a Constitution Bench a series of appeals filed by the Delhi government for laying down the law onRead Full Article

Answered Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – January 5

1.Women’s undernourishment during pregnancy contributes significantly to India’s unacceptably high rates of child stunting. In this context, discuss how maternal undernourishment is a potent contributor to child stunting in India. (GS 1) गर्भावस्था के दौरान महिलाओं की कुपोषण की अवस्था भारत में बच्चों की कमज़ोरी के लिए एक महत्वपूर्ण कारण है। इस संदर्भ में, चर्चा करें कीRead Full Article